Soft, pillowy, and served hot are the only imperatives of good Southern yeast bread recipes.
Although yeast bread recipes take a pinch more patience than quick breads, nothing tastes quite as comforting or makes the kitchen smell more inviting.
Baking in a cold kitchen? Turn your microwave into a proof box: Heat 2 cups water in a glass measuring cup for 4 minutes. Move water to back of microwave. Set dough, covered in a bowl, in the center. Shut the door (with microwave off); let rise.
Lunchtime will get a whole lot tastier when sandwiches are made with slices of perfectly soft Potato Loaves.